The Coalition advocates for increased provincial government involvement in housing in the following areas:
– increased investment in both the supply and the quality of social housing
– increased investment in affordable rental housing
– raising Employment and Income Assistance rates.
Below are actions taken by the Coalition regarding provincial involvement.
At a National Housing Day event held in Winnipeg and hosted by the Right to Housing Coalition on November 17th, the report, Building a Community Asset: The Ongoing Need for Social Housing in Manitoba by Josh Brandon, Community Animator at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg was released. Click here to read the report.
The Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition has made several recommendations to the Province of Manitoba as it consults with Manitobans on housing needs to develop future priorities of Manitoba Housing. To read the submission click here
Take a look at the Right to Housing Coalition’s submission to the provincial government regarding housing recommendations for the 2017 Budget. 2017 Budget Submission
The Winnipeg Free Press has published an op-ed regarding housing policy written by Clark Brownlee and Laura Rempel of the Coalition. Entitled “Ask_them_about_Manitoba’s_Poorly_housed” the commentary highlights housing issues for low income Manitobans and political party responses to community concerns regarding low income housing heard during the provincial election campaign.
Right to Housing and Make Poverty History Manitoba are organizing a rally at the steps of the Legislative Building at noon on Thursday, April 23rd to support expenditures in the upcoming provincial government to reduce poverty levels in Manitoba.
The Right to Housing Coalition along with Make Poverty History Manitoba has submitted two funding requests for the upcoming 2015 provincial budget. The requests are outlined in a background paper and letter written in December to Premier Selinger. Backgrounder Letter to Premier
Right to Housing has written Premier Selinger applauding the $20 million that has been committed in the 2014 budget to poverty reduction through the New Rent Assist program. The March 24th letter can be read in the link below. Budget 2014
The Coalition submitted recommendations to the Honourable Stan Struthers, Minister of Finance for the provincial budget. Included in the recommendations: . make one-third of promised 2500 units of affordable housing to be rent-geared-to-income. . increase the housing allowance of Employment and Income Assistance recipients to 75% of median market rent levels . provide a PST […]
The Coalition supports the provincial government’s commitment to create 2500 units of rental housing. Read more… Letter to Premier
The Coalition congratulates Greg Selinger on becoming Premier and acknowledges his commitment to increase rent-geared-to-income units by 300 units in Manitoba each year for five years that he made during his campaign to be leader of the NDP. See letter October 26, 2009 Letter to Premier